Native American Center

Native American Speaker Series

The academic speaker series has proven very successful for students, faculty, and other programs at Fort Lewis College. With financial support from the Ottens Foundation, the NAC has collaborated with various departments of the College and the Durango community. For 2011-12, NAC has invited two Native American professionals for fall: Christopher Andronicos (Sandia Pueblo) from Geological Sciences at Cornell University and Jennifer Denetdale who is a professor of History at NAU. Each speaker will give a public lecture one evening after a day of interacting with students at lunches and small discussion sections held at the Native American Center. All events and presentations are open to the public and are free. Information about the final individual will be mailed once we have selected a speaker and confirmed acceptance. Last year, students eagerly volunteered to assist with different pieces of the programs and served as student assistants to the guest speakers. This year we hope to provide further opportunity for Elders to talk about their own professional path and growth to encourage students to “stick it out.”


Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301-3999
Fax: 970-247-7686
Phone: 970-247-7221

Campus Location
Student Union, Room 020

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